Texas Sen. Ted Cruz predicted on his podcast that House Republicans will quickly move to impeach President Joe Biden if they win back control of the House in the 2022 midterms, The Washington Post reports.
Cruz said on “Verdict with Ted Cruz” last week that he expects Republicans to impeach Biden “whether it’s justified or not.”
"If we take the House, which I said is overwhelmingly likely, then I think we will see serious investigations of the Biden administration," Cruz said, arguing that such probes would be revenge for Democratic investigations into Trump’s scandal-riddled administration.
"They used it for partisan purposes to go after Trump because they disagreed with him," he said. "One of the real disadvantages of doing that, and it is something you and I talked about at great length, the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, what is good for the goose is good for the gander."
Cruz says “multiple grounds” to impeach:
Cruz argued that Republicans have “multiple grounds” to impeach the president.
"Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness of President Biden's refusal to enforce the border," he said. "That is probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment, but there may be others. Because the Democrats decided this is just another tool in the partisan war chest, I think there is a real risk that this turnabout will be fair play."
Though Democrats twice impeached Trump for his blackmail of Ukraine and his role in instigating the Capitol riot, the Senate lacked a two-thirds majority to convict him. Even if Republicans impeach Biden, he is unlikely to be convicted by the Senate. Despite his optimism that the GOP will regain the House, Cruz admitted it is a “bad map” for Senate Republican candidates.
GOP already tried:
It’s not as if Republicans are waiting to push impeachment charges against Biden.
In September, four House Republicans filed articles of impeachment against Biden over his handling of the US-Mexico border, his attempt to extend the federal pandemic eviction moratorium, and his withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado have separately filed similar articles of impeachment, with Boebert also calling to impeach Vice President Kamala Harris.